Faculty and Staff : Full-Time Faculty

Bryon A. Smith, PT, DPT, MPE, Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist

Primary Appointment
Department of Physical Therapy, Miller School of Medicine, Assistant Professor

DPT Physical Therapy (2008), MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston MA
MSPT Physical Therapy (1988), University of Miami, Coral Gables FL
MPE Adapted Physical Education (1983), Springfield College, Springfield MA
BS Physical Education (1980), Springfield College, Springfield MA

2009 – present Curriculum Committee, UM Department of Physical Therapy
2010 – present Medical Faculty Council, UM Miller School of Medicine
2014 – present Library Committee, UM Miller School of Medicine
2015 – present Secretary, FPTA Orthopaedic & Sports Special Interest Group
2016 to present, FPTA Conference Committee

1988 APTA Mary McMillian Scholarship Award

Clinical Focus
Dr. Smith worked at The Palm Beach Institute of Sports Medicine, a therapist owned outpatient Orthopedic/Sports Medicine practice located in Boca Raton, FL. for 18 years. His practice included the rehabilitation of athletes from the Olympic Diving team, WTA, ATP, PGA, LPGA, MLB, and NFL, as well as pre-professional ballet students, local high school, college and recreational athletes. He continues to do per diem work there since joining the UM faculty in 2007. He has been an Orthopedic Certified Specialist since 1999.

Research Focus
Dr. Smith’s research focus continues on the use of electronic equipment (cell phone, MP3 players) apps for use in goniometry as well as the psychometric properties of Outcome Measures used in physical therapy practice. He is also looking into the reliability and validity of Ultrasound imaging in physical therapy practice.

Burkart SL, Brantley JM, Smith B, Assessing the recovery of standing balance and gait following the removal of a meningioma using the Feldenkrais Method of closed chain muscle contractions in standing and posture neutral positions (abstract) Stroke Rehab 2006, Gotenburg, Sweden, April, 2006:88

Hunt S, Smith B, Bloom J, Immerman I, Sullivan J. Reliability of a Smartphone/MP3 Player with Goniometric Software Application. (abstract) Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2013; 43(1):A67-A68

Smith B, Blanco M, Woshezyn J. Functional Outcomes and Return to Activity in a Ballet Dancer Following Arthroscopic Hip Surgery for Snapping Hip Syndrome. (abstract) Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2013; 43(1):A117

Smith BA, Hunt SE, Cavo A, Guse JC, Schmoke N. Criterion Validity Of A Smartphone/MP3 Player With Goniometer Software Application In Mearsuring
Joint Angles On Human Subjects. (abstract) Journal Of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2015; 45(1):A85-A86

Courses Taught:
PTS – 613 Advanced Clinical Practice of the Foot and Ankle
PTS – 643 Medical Pathology I
PTS – 644 Medical Pathology II
PTS – 642 Electrotherapy
PTS – 785 Medical Diagnostic Tests